theatre

Backstage Experts “3 Things Actors Should Know About Race on Stage” by Harvey Young

  • June 18th, 2013

On occasion, someone—usually a friend in the arts—will tell me, “I don’t see race.” It’s a well-meaning comment expressing, perhaps, a commitment to seeing people as individuals and not as stereotypes. Of course, it is almost impossible not to “see race” in the performing arts. The centrality of vision in theater structures almost every aspect…

nytheatre.com “THE PENALTY” Q&A preview with Artistic Director, Actor & Producer Gregg Mozgala

  • June 11th, 2013

What is your show about? Inspired by the 1920 Lon Chaney silent film of the same name, The Penalty is the story of a legless criminal who has sworn revenge on the doctor who wrongfully amputated his legs as a child. When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why? The…

Playwright, Bruce Norris, challenges Racial Casting Practices

  • October 23rd, 2012

October 21, 2012, 7:21 pm Playwright Challenges Racial Casting Practices By ADAM W. KEPLER The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Bruce Norris has called for a boycott in Germany of theater productions in which white actors are cast in roles explicitly written for black performers. In a letter addressed to fellow members of the Dramatists Guild, a…

Tony Honor Remarks from President Linda Earle & Executive Director Sharon Jensen

  • April 7th, 2011

Sharon Jensen and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts will receive the 2011 Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre awarded by the Tony Awards Administration Committee.  The award will be presented on June 11, 2011 in New York City. The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards® got their start in 1947 when the Wing established an…

Executive Director Sharon Jensen & Alliance – 2011 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre!!!

  • April 6th, 2011

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced this year’s recipients in three categories. Among the honorees are a world-renowned playwright originally from South Africa, a longtime Broadway executive, a playwright/activist known for her work in combating violence against women, an organization dedicated to promoting diversity in the theatre, film, and television and a show-business animal…